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We feel our art deserves a good home, and we want you to enjoy your art for years to come, which is why our team of expert framers create a custom, hand-made frame for every work of art.
At Eight we strive to use only the very highest grade of museum conservation and archival framing materials as standard.
Below are the current framing options directly available via the product page:Enquire
We take the utmost care to ensure that all the timber for our frames is sourced from 100% sustainable, FSC®-certified sources. Select from hand-sprayed solid Black or White, or a Natural Oak with a wax finish.
Choose from 13.5mm, 17mm or 20mm profile widths
Although a matter of personal preference, certain art will naturally lend itself to a particular framing style. For example, the deckled edge of Silkscreen prints look great when ‘float-mounted’, which gives the frame an added depth and creates the illusion that the print is literally floating within the frame.
Depending on the artwork
Full Bleed - Prints with straight edges or already containing a large border, don’t normally require a window mount and can be framed flush to the edge of the frame (or ‘full-bleed’). A popular choice for gig and linenbacked original movie posters.
Float Mount - Silkscreen prints often come with a ‘deckled’ (or torn) edge, and look better when ‘floatmounted’ in a contemporary box-style frame using a spacer (or fillet) to create a gap between the artwork surface and the glass.
This gives the image an added depth, and the gap around the artwork highlights the edges and creates the illusion that the print is literally ‘floating’ within the frame - additional height can be achieved by placing an optional piece of mount board underneath the artwork, raising it off the surface and further enhancing the effect.
Window Mount - Giclée, posters, photographic and small to medium sized prints tend to work well with the classic look and feel of a traditional window mounted frame, focusing the eye on the artwork and giving the image added wall space.
Canvas Tray - Sometimes also called ‘baguette frames’ or ‘glassless frames’, canvas tray frames are used around the edge of a finished canvas, which is unglazed. A small gap is left around the artwork and the inside edge of the frame, creating a dramatic shadow effect using the negative space.
Glazing plays a vital role in protecting your artwork from physical damage like scratches, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and atmospheric pollutants like dirt and dust.
Perspex® Clear Cast - a British made, lightweight, shatter-resistant, and economical glazing material with exceptional light transmission, colour clarity and longevity. However, it doesn't provide additional anti-reflective or UV properties, and requires some care in handling as it tends to attract dust and scratch, but small scuffs can be polished out easily.
Artshield UV - for maximum protection for small-medium artworks, we recommend using this high-performance, shatter-resistant conservation acrylic to prevent valuable artwork from fading. It blocks up to 99% of UV light, has an abrasion-resistant coating and provides superb clarity, although is not anti-reflective, so would work better away from bright daylight or direct lighting.
Optium Museum Acrylic® - for superior conservation quality, nothing can come close to this lightweight, anti-reflective, anti-static, shatterproof and abrasion resistant, clear coated acrylic offering unmatched clarity, maximum UV protection and providing even greater security than traditional glazing. Ideal for larger and valuable artworks, high traffic areas or where safety is a consideration.
Although the type of glazing chosen can significantly increase the overall price of framing, it's worth bearing in mind that this is the first line of defence in maintaining your artwork (and it's value) in good condition - as UV, and even artificial lighting can cause colours and inks to fade through a process known as photochemical destruction.
A must for any serious collector - this specialised shatterproof, abrasion-resistant UV filtering acrylic glazing solution is designed for conservation and fine art collections.
Virtually eliminates reflections and blocks up to 99% of UV rays for maximum protection for high-value artworks.
Provides optimal light transmission via a proprietary optical coating, as well as protection against reflections, static, and scratches.
Works particularly well for large or oversized works, works that travel, high traffic areas, and spaces where safety is a concern.
Our team is always on hand to help you choose a custom finish to complement either our artwork, or any other artwork you have which you'd like framed, and advise on a bespoke solution.
From modern frame designs to decorative shapes, our technicians can produce any bespoke frame style and size for your fine art.
If you have an unusual frame idea in mind to present a piece from your collection, please don’t hesitate to contact our team who can design this for you.
We have an extensive selection of superior archival quality, solid-wood, acrylic, and metal frame mouldings to suit a variety of tastes and styles.
We’re able to create beautiful frames from diverse hardwoods including beech, maple, oak and walnut, and our skilled craftsmen can hand-make unique custom wooden frames to your exact requirements - either sprayed, or stained and waxed, with a variety of finishes.
Metallic frames (either aluminium or brass) are first welded, sanded and polished before optional chemical finishing, creating either a gleaming shine, brushed, or frosted finish.
We also use high density, acid-free archival backing boards to provide protection against knocks to the rear of the frame.Contact Us
Traditional, contemporary or wide mounts create a subtly different effect depending on the piece.
This classic style of window mount is slightly bottom weighted, drawing the focus of the eye up into the centre of the work and creating a harmonious balance - great for giclée prints.
This thinner window mount gives the image maximum impact and creates a more modern look and feel - ideal for vintage lithographic prints such as advertising or movie posters.
This extra-wide window mount creates a bold border around the artwork and lends added wall space to the image - this works particularly well with smaller sized artwork.
All our mount boards are not only acid-free (PH neutral), they are entirely free from impurities, such as lignin and the various other contaminants that are found in ordinary ‘pulp’ board.
We recommend that archival quality, pure-grade 100% cotton acid-free mount boards are used for mounting art and photographic works, with an 8-ply thickness to lend maximum stability.
Contact us for bespoke requirements including coloured mounts.
* We offer a traditional mount style option at checkout.Contact Us
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